Ulysses is your one-stop writing environment for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Its pleasant, focused writing experience, combined with effective document management, seamless sync, and flexible export, make Ulysses the first choice for writers of all kinds.
++ Apple Design Award Winner 2016 ++
“The app is amazing. An absolute delight to use. Well done.”
– David Hewson, Bestselling Author (The Killing)
### A Text Production Powerhouse
Ulysses’ markup-based, distraction-free editor lets you focus on your most important task: Write, edit, and write some more. Formatting is kept for later, so you can completely immerse yourself in the text. Ulysses’ uniquely streamlined toolset covers the entire writing process, and its clean and simple interface will boost your productivity. From first to final draft, from prologue to closing chapter – Ulysses keeps you in the flow, so you can get stuff done.
### All Your Texts, All the Time
Everything you’ll ever write is stored in Ulysses’ unified library. You can manage projects of all kinds and sizes, be it novels, diaries or study notes – they are always saved, and automatically in sync. And since Ulysses offers feature parity across macOS and iOS, it doesn’t matter where you are or when inspiration hits: All its tools, and all your texts, are always at your fingertips.
### Built-In Proofreader and Editing Assistant
Write with confidence, thanks to Ulysses’ integrated grammar and style check. Available for over 20 languages, it analyzes your text and offers informed suggestions for capitalization, punctuation, semantics, redundancy, style and more.
### Create eBooks, DOCX, PDFs and HTML
Ulysses’ export is flexible enough to cover any writer’s needs: Transform your text into beautiful PDFs, Word documents or eBooks. Or export HTML code, ready to be used anywhere on the web. You can even choose between a variety of pre-made formatting styles for all kinds of purposes, or create your own and share it with other users.
### Publish to WordPress, Ghost & More
Do you blog? Ulysses’ offers best-in-class publishing to WordPress, Ghost, Medium, and Micro.blog. You can post to WordPress, Ghost and Micro.blog from right within the app – complete with images, tags, categories etc. Publishing to Medium works just as easy, and all four offer a built-in preview to proofread before submission.
Ulysses requires a subscription. We offer monthly and yearly subscription plans. They include a fully functional trial, so you can test Ulysses (including export and sync). There’s also a special discount for students.
All plans unlock the app on Mac, iPhone and iPad, and feature full synchronization.
Please visit ulysses.app for more information. You can also reach us via firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ulyssesapp – we’re happily awaiting your feedback!
- Fixed a problem when using undo in external folders.
- Improves compatibility with certain WordPress blogs.
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Ratings and Reviews
The upgrade to Catalina IOS 13 has been a bit rocky but seems to have settled down now. This is simply the best writing app out there and I use it for student handouts, articles, and research papers. For simplicity of design, performance, ease of use Ulysses is simply the best. The fact that everything syncs perfectly via icloud is brilliant.
The developers are constantly updating the app and are very quick to reply to issues. Worth everypenny of the subscription.
In respect of other reviews, I do not know anyone who use Google Documents (students def do not use it) also Scrivener is not a one time purchase. Everytime there is a major, new version release then exisiting users can buy the latest version at a slight discounted price. I am a scrivener user as well, both apps are excellent in their own right, I happen to prefer this one because it is simply easier to use has a sublime user interface, perfect icloud syncing and more powerful easier to use document search options.
If a writing app were a flow state...
I have been using Ulysses for a couple of years now. I never normally write reviews, but in this case the app is so outstanding that I will make an exception.
Before I downloaded Ulysses, I had never really understood the point of anything other than a standard word processor. You are using the same brain and fingers to get your thoughts out of your mind and onto the screen, right? So what difference will using a dedicated app make?
Wrong. How or why Ulysses works, I am unable to explain. All I can describe is the experience of using it. I have to do a lot of time-sensitive writing for my work, and this app enables me to get c. 3,000 words down in a little over 2 hours. Exporting into Word and fine-tuning the formatting then functions as a de facto proofreading stage. Completing a task feels more like exiting a kind of flow state than meeting a tight deadline.
Not only that, but the quality of my written work has increased noticeably as well. Copying and pasting from other sources (including PDFs) is a breeze. Spelling and grammatical errors have become a rarity.
Then there is the functionality. It syncs seamlessly over my devices. I have not once had to worry about losing my work since transferring to Ulysses. It crashes perhaps once per year, and even then, only when I try to run too many apps for my 2018 computer.
In short, I cannot recommend this app enough.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your kind review. We're glad to hear Ulysses has become the writing tool of your choice. Thanks for sharing this! —Alex
Love this app
Having tried many writers apps, this is the only one I have found where I can view and edit my work on multiple platforms. When you are working on a complex novel with many notes and sections this is paramount. It takes some getting used to the markdown - I find the lack of paragraph indents sometimes confusing, however the ease of use in every other area cancels that out. The fact that I can see everything I've ever written in one place and choose what to work on is also brilliant. Not so keen on the export option - if you're not into markdown and setting it all up before hand then it takes a while to get a manuscript looking how you want it in Word, which sadly is the industry standard for publishers. Also if word count is important when exporting, Word counts punctuation marks with a space either side as a word - worth bearing in mind. On the whole, Ulysses is brilliant. Worth every penny.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review — we really appreciate it. Ulysses seems to have helped you a lot in your creative writing, which we love to hear of course. As you might already know, Ulysses distinguishes between writing the text itself in the editor and formatting it during export, according to the export style you selected in the export window. There is a built-in export-style called "Manuscript", which might already be what you are looking for. But there are many other styles available on our website and many of those are also tailored to manuscripts: https://styles.ulysses.app. If you have any questions about this or anything else, please let us know: email@example.com. —Max
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- 33.3 MB
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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- Student Offer £9.49
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